Los Angeles RBA- 27 January 2017

Red-shouldered Hawk,©John Schmitt

* California
* Los Angeles RBA
* January 27 2017
* CALA1701.27

-Birds mentioned

White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-necked Grebe
White-winged Dove
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Northern =93Yellow-shafted=94 Flicker
Hammond=92s Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Vermilion Flycatcher
Black-and-white Warbler
Palm Warbler
Painted Redstart
Green-tailed Towhee
Clay-colored Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed =93Pink-sided=94 Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak

California Bird Records Committee (report rarities as appropriate on the ra=
re bird report form):  http://www.californiabirds.org/

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Hotline:  Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert
E-mail reports to:  Jon Fisher at JonF60@hotmail.com
Coverage:  Los Angeles County, Ventura County as warranted


This is the Los Angeles Rare Bird Alert for January 27.

A BLACK SCOTER (south of Imperial Highway) and five female WHITE-WINGED SCO=
TERS (opposite lifeguard station 53 and 61) were off Dockweiler State Beach=
 in El Segundo on January 26.

Two COMMON MERGANSERS continued through January 24 at Malibu Lagoon (north =
of the PCH bridge).

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Castaic Lagoon continued through January 21.

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was seen briefly at Wheeler Park in Claremont on Januar=
y 23.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was at the Rio Hondo Spreading Basins (in=
 the far west pond, scope required) on January 21.  Entrance is at the inte=
rsection of Mines and Paramount.  Another adjacent area to check for this b=
ird and other gulls is the basin south of Washington.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was in the northeast corner of the Natural Histo=
ry Museum Nature Gardens on January 24 and 25.  It was in the tall Casuarin=
a tree along the north edge of the Garden, about 50 yards east of the Expos=
ition Blvd. entrance gate to the museum.  This area is accessible when the =
museum gates are open (9:30-5:00).  Also check the cork oak at the northeas=
t corner.

A NORTHERN =93YELLOW-SHAFTED=94 FLICKER was north of the casting pond in Lo=
wer Arroyo Park in Pasadena on January 26.

A HAMMOND=92S FLYCATCHER was at Occidental College from January 24-25.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas continued through =
January 25 on the north side of the park by Group Picnic Area #4.

The EASTERN PHOEBE at Madrona Marsh  in Torrance was reported through Janua=
ry 26 in the southern part of the preserve near the Chevron (gas station) c=
orner.  Hours are 10-5 Tuesday through Sunday.

The female VERMILION FLYCATCHER at the Earvin Magic Johnson Recreation Area=
 in Willowbrook was reported through January 23.  It has recently been nort=
heast of the end of the Avalon parking lot.  The YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER co=
ntinued through January 21 in the same spot.

The BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER at El Segundo Library Park continued through Ja=
nuary 24 in the northwest corner.

The PALM WARBLER at Entradero Park in Torrance was seen through January 22 =
on the north side of the pond.

The PAINTED REDSTART at The Estates Condominiums in Rolling Hills Estates w=
as reported through January 21 around building 3604.

The West San Gabriel River Parkway Nature Trail in Lakewood had a continuin=
g GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE reported through January 21.  A good area to check is=
 just south of the two green and white posts on the west side of the paved =
walkway.  A continuing CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was also at the park on January=

A SWAMP SPARROW continued along the Playa Vista Riparian Corridor below Loy=
ola Marymount University through January 21.  It is being seen near where V=
illage Drive dead ends and a hillside concrete drainage channel.

WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS continued at Los Liones Canyon through January 21 a=
nd along the Wilmington Drain (north of the end of 255th Street) through Ja=
nuary 26.  A new bird was at Kenneth Hahn SRA on January 22, north of the L=
otus Pond.  Another was at a residence in Altadena on January 22.

A DARK-EYED =93PINK-SIDED=94 JUNCO continued at Apollo Park in Lancaster th=
rough January 25.

A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was in Topanga on January 22.

- end transcript

Jon L Fisher
Glendale, CA


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